Thanks for stopping by. I'm Jane, an independent Travel Counsellor based in the market town of Brampton in north Cumbria, a short distance from Scotland, Northumberland, and the beautiful Lake District. I’ve lived here for 9 years with my husband Peter, where we are involved in our local Film Club, and in our spare time we love to walk.
I have over 30 years’ experience as a travel professional. During my time in the travel industry, I have worked in ski resorts (French Alps, Austria, and USA); I've worked for tour operators, involved in the operation of holidays as diverse as educational travel, city breaks, escorted European tours, river cruising, special interest holidays, and in my last role I was responsible for creating and managing the long-haul holidays for an outdoor walking and activity holiday company, across six continents.
I consider myself to be very lucky, being involved in an industry that I’m incredibly passionate about – what’s not to love about travel? Over the years I have visited more than 50 countries, with trips over the last few years to Australia, New Mexico & Colorado, Cape Verde, Namibia, Laos & Cambodia, Indonesia, Jordan, Colombia, Japan, Chile & Argentina. I would definitely put Chile, Namibia, Jordan and Colombia in my top 5 of countries visited!
As a Travel Counsellor I provide my customers with a personal service, tailoring holidays or travel arrangements to their exact requirements to any destination, for any duration. I’ll design a unique experience that will be just for you, taking away the stress of pre-planning and making all the arrangements, leaving you to enjoy your holiday and concentrate on creating special memories. I even check you in, if you want me to.
So if you’re interested in a city break, ski holiday, bird watching holiday, a cruise, a tented safari in Tanzania, a roadtrip in the US, or a bespoke trip of a lifetime, or just flights to visit relatives, I can sort those for you. If arranging holidays leaves you feeling stressed or bewildered, or you just don't have the time, because you're too busy living your life, get in touch, and leave all the arrangements to me.
Nothing is too much trouble, so get in touch for all your leisure and business travel requirements, for individuals, couples, groups of friends, families, and colleagues. Send me an email, or give me a call, I look forward to hearing from you.
Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so simply give me a call or send me an email with your contact details on and I can get things started for you:-
I absolutely live and breathe travel and I love to write about my experiences! Please take a look through my posts - you might find your own holiday inspiration.
03 September 2019
Earlier in August I attended a day in Newcastle which was all about cruising, and I thought I would share my learnings with you. In a former life I was involved in the management of river cruising holidays, but I was happy to find out more about ocean cruising and the different types of cruise available to my clients. Whether you are an experienced cruiser or a cruise novice, there is something for everyone out there. Here are some instant positives – you only unpack once, eat great food, whilst seeing lots of different places! It offers great value for money,...
03 May 2019
When I was offered a place on the Boston & Cape Cod incentive trip before Christmas, little did I know that part of it would be on a bike around Boston! Fast forward to April, and I was being kitted out with bike and helmet along with some of my TC colleagues. I have to say I approached this with some trepidation; I had last been on a bike about 15 years ago. I just hoped the saying ‘once you’ve learned to ride a bike, you never forget’ was true. I needn’t have worried. After a wobbly few moments getting the...
11 October 2018
Two luxury lodges for my husband's family gathering to celebrate his 60th seemed the ideal solution. In total we were 6 adults and 1 dog. It worked perfectly with hubby and I in one lodge, and his grown-up kids and partners and Jack the dog in the other. Each had its own outdoor hot tub, and individual parking places directly in front. The lodges were situated within walking distance of the very full Aysgarth Falls in the Yorkshire Dales. Also, within easy driving distance were the village of Hawes, renowned for the Wensleydale Creamery (there was a cheese festival on when...
14 June 2018
Last week I exchanged my view of my garden for the turquoise blue Mediterranean Sea surrounding Cyprus. From Monday to Friday there wasn't a cloud in the sky. There are many reasons why Cyprus should be on your bucket list, not least because it's a year-round destination with 326 days of sunshine per year. What's not to like about that? The food is delicious with fresh seafood, Greek salad and mezze type meals. It's ideal for winter sun when it's a bit cooler (peak season temperatures can reach up to 42 degrees in the shade). Even last week it reached...
02 February 2018
High capitals Bogota, the capital, is a lofty 2600m above sea-level. My hotel was in a superb location to explore Bogota and the surrounding area. Byron, a local city guide, walked us round La Candelaria district, the cobbled historical quarter, home to preserved colonial buildings, the Plaza de Bolivar, the Gold Museum and Botero Museum. I quickly got up to speed on the Spanish colonial era, the importance of gold in Colombia and the chubby specialism of local artist Botero. A cable car ride took us to Cerro Monserrate (3200m) for the bird’s eye view of this huge city – it...
Sent in by Emma Lindsay
Carlisle, 10 March 2020
Jane has been brilliant and she clearly has the patience of a saint! Thank you so much Jane for helping me plan our trip, I wouldn’t hesitate to use you again and I will highly recommend you to my friends, family and colleagues too!
Sent in by Oonagh Taylor
Carlisle, 21 February 2020
Jane couldn’t have been more helpful. She has followed up last year’s difficult brief with one equally as challenging but found us a great vacation which ticks all our many and varied boxes. It was so easy dealing with her.
Sent in by Claire Skeates
Brampton, 22 January 2020
Jane uses her knowledge and experience to make suggestions that further enhance your holiday. For example for us that included a cookery class in Delhi; something we wouldn’t have thought of but something that added so much to our experience.
Sent in by Bob Braig
Whitefish, Montana USA, 15 January 2020
Jane is the very best agent one could ever have. She is pleasant, knowledgeable, helpful, considerate, and doesn't give up!! We presented her with a very very difficult situation and she performed perfectly! She is the best!! I will recommend her to family and friends without hesitation.
Sent in by Yumiko Sugai
Kyoto, 14 December 2019
When you are working hard everyday like me, trust and leave everything to Jane once you told her your basic idea of your trip. Jane is amazingly supportive to organise everything suitable for you with her constant care in details. When the itinerary is ready, your trip has been perfectly well designed through Jane's professional sharp eye.
Sent in by Claire Skeates
Farlam, nr Brampton, 29 November 2019
A huge thank you Jane for organising our amazing trip to India. I can't single out one fabulous bit because it was all fabulous. When we had one small problem due to mechanical problem on an internal flight and thought we would miss our connection home the local support swung into action and we were presented with alternatives to make sure we didn't miss our flight. In the end this wasn't needed. It really was a trip of a lifetime! Thank you.
Sent in by John Lowther
Natland, nr Kendal, 04 November 2019
Brilliant , personal service---takes care of all the details. You just have to go and enjoy your holiday without any worries.
Sent in by Jane Cook
Castle Carrock, 28 October 2019
Jane was professional, friendly and efficient.
Sent in by Paul Dickson
Carlisle, 17 October 2019
I have used Jane to book next years holiday. She was referred to me by a colleague who has used her for his own holidays, which is how we got to know Jane. I have to say she was fantastic. Took all the hassle away from sourcing the options and booking it.
Sent in by Robert Davies
Brampton, 07 October 2019
The depth of knowledge that Jane has comes out when making suggestions when considering destinations and holiday arrangements in general. We plan to be in touch again to help organise future trips.
Sent in by Marie Moss
Burton on Trent, 04 October 2019
What a fabulous trip! Thank you so much for suggesting this one. Tent with a View is a great bunch of guys who have really looked us superbly, and I would highly recommend Saadani and Selous National Parks with them (Tanzania).
Sent in by David Beattie
Cumwhinton,nr Carlisle, 27 September 2019
This is the second time I've booked a holiday this way. Everything's checked and covered for me so it takes away any worries that I may have missed something. The only thing Jane doesn't do is pack my case.
Sent in by Irene Gawith
Crook, nr Kendal, 29 August 2019
Jane is fantastic at organising all sorts of holidays . Can’t recommend her highly enough
Sent in by Peter Fedgefield
Derby, 21 August 2019
Jane always provides what I need professionally and in good time. I have a very busy diary so this helps me tremendously.
Sent in by Lucy Frost
Carlisle, 15 August 2019
Jane organised my airport hotel and parking and travel insurance for a holiday I had previously booked myself. She offers a very responsive, friendly and personable service and my only regret is that I didn't know about her and her services before I had booked my holiday. I won't hesitate to contact Jane in the future for any future trips and holidays as her service is second to none.
Sent in by Jill Venus
Aberystwyth, 12 August 2019
Thank you for all the arrangements made for my journey across Switzerland and Austria. Everything ran so smoothly and was exactly as I needed. I've had a great holiday.
Sent in by Helen Hutchinson
Castle Carrock, nr Brampton, 07 August 2019
Just wanted to say a big thank you to Jane Sedgwick for her excellent organisation of our trip to Barcelona. All the travel and accommodation arrangements worked like a dream and not having to worry about anything made our trip a real break away. I can thoroughly recommend her! Friendly and reliable service and she certainly knows her stuff.
Sent in by Sandra Hedley
Rotherham, 01 August 2019
We have just come back from a hotel stay in Kirkenes then the main Norwegian cruise followed by 2 nights in Copenhagen. The holiday involved 4 flights ( inc transfers and connecting flights) two hotels and the actual cruise. All the arrangements went really well thanks to Jane’s excellent organisation. She helped and guided us in all the planning stages but was also there for us once booked and whilst away. We would always use her for any future holiday and have no hesitation in recommending her to any one else. Thank you!
Sent in by Irene Gawith
Kendal, 24 July 2019
Just wanted to say thank you for organising our great holiday. Everything went like clockwork . What a lovely country and people the Canadians are.
Sent in by Elizabeth Walden
St Albans, 22 July 2019
Very efficient service - going the extra mile seems to be the norm.
Sent in by Oonagh Taylor
Carlisle, 16 July 2019
Jane was given quite a demanding brief to sort a holiday for six ladies. She found us a great deal, sorted all the nitty gritty details and we’re really looking forward to our break. She was very helpful and prompt in responding to queries. We’d all certainly recommend her.
Sent in by Rachel Williams
Brampton, 12 July 2019
Jane was totally fabulous in arranging a birthday holiday as a surprise. Nothing was too much trouble and she checked that everything was ok when my parents were away. Jane provides an excellent service.
Sent in by Charmian McCutcheon
Brampton, 05 July 2019
Jane handled my holiday booking quickly and efficiently. I was in a hurry to get a flight booked to the States, it was done within a couple of hours.Jane coped with the changes that I made in the middle of the process. I shall certainly use her again.
Sent in by Clive Hancocks
Haywards Heat, 24 June 2019
Two great trips booked so far. More to come ??
Sent in by Sandra Smith
Church Stretton, 13 June 2019
Great efficient personal service
Sent in by Barry Maxey
Dalston, nr Carlisle, 06 June 2019
I have found Jane very approachable, friendly & without feeling any pressure to book, her knowledge is greatly appreciated as well as her tips and advice. No hesitation in recommending Jane.
Sent in by Trevor Musson
Longtown, 17 May 2019
Four of us have just returned from a fantastic city break to Granada organized by Jane . Due to the French air traffic control strike last week our flight home on the Thursday evening was cancelled. Jane kept us updated, sorted out hotel accommodation for a further 2 nights bed, breakfast and evening meal paid for directly by easy Jet !! & got us flights home on the Saturday from Malaga. Having seen the chaos at Granada airport with over 100 people trying to get new flights we consider ourselves very lucky to have had Jane sorting everything out. We will definitely be using Jane again ,5 star service. ps yummy welcome home chocs sent to us by Jane a lovely touch.
Sent in by John Lowther
Natland, nr Kendal, 24 April 2019
Jane is very efficient and thorough in all she does. Also has a lovely personality.
Sent in by Steven Tweedie
Wreay, nr Carlisle, 12 April 2019
We had a truly amazing time on holiday. You will be pleased to know that everything went off brilliantly, completely flawless, including the skydive!! All the flights were on time, we got all the seats you reserved, Tills even got an upgrade to First Class on the Emirates flight and ended up with a suite all to herself on the plane….amazing! I would go as far as saying Soneva Fushi should be your number one recommendation for anyone wanting an uber luxury island holiday. It simply could not be any better. Big thanks to you for organising it all. You are a talent!!
Sent in by Claire Skeates
Brampton, 12 April 2019
Excellent, friendly service. Gives added value with ideas to improve our holiday experience
From the pristine white-sand beaches of Thailand’s idyllic islands to the sprawling wide-open roads of the USA; the historic and breathtakingly beautiful architecture of India to the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Maldives – there’s a world of wonder out there and it’s just waiting to be explored.
Contact me on 01697 970 001